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  • ‘Gay marriage’ battle brewing in US Virgin Islands. Pastors fearlessly organizing to stop it.

    08/12/2014 11:13:08 AM PDT · by massmike · 6 replies
    http://massresistance.com/ ^ | 08/12/2014 | n/a
    The US Virgin Islands -– St. Thomas, St. Croix, St. John -– are facing a “gay marriage” battle. A bill was drafted in their legislature in May, and although it hasn’t yet been formally filed, the fight has already started. Pastors have organized across the territory and have begun to confront the “gay marriage” threat. The bill was written by Sen. Judi Buckley, a liberal who is not running for re-election this year. (The Virgin Islands has a unicameral legislature with 15 senators, each with 2-year terms.) Being a lame-duck – and not having to face voters -- is part...
  • Hydrocracking is an important source of diesel and jet fuel

    01/21/2013 9:22:28 AM PST · by thackney · 18 replies
    Energy Information Administration ^ | JANUARY 18, 2013 | Energy Information Administration
    A hydrocracking unit, or hydrocracker, takes gas oil, which is heavier and has a higher boiling range than distillate fuel oil, and cracks the heavy molecules into distillate and gasoline in the presence of hydrogen and a catalyst. The hydrocracker upgrades low-quality heavy gas oils from the atmospheric or vacuum distillation tower, the fluid catalytic cracker, and the coking units into high-quality, clean-burning jet fuel, diesel, and gasoline. There are two main chemical reactions occurring in the hydrocracker: catalytic cracking of heavy hydrocarbons into lighter unsaturated hydrocarbons and the saturation of these newly formed hydrocarbons with hydrogen. The catalytic cracking...
  • Like a Virgin Island Resident: Lefty financier and congresswoman’s fiancée dodged U.S. taxes

    10/15/2010 2:39:14 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 19 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | October 15, 2010 | Alana Goodman
    As far as liberal financiers go, you don’t get much more powerful than S. Donald Sussman. Since 1989, the hedge-fund billionaire has pumped millions into the coffers of Democratic politicians and their political pet projects. Sussman sits on the board of the Center for American Progress, the Democracy Alliance and the dovish Israel Policy Forum, and he’s been one of the top contributors to left-leaning 527 organizations during the 2010 election cycle. But while Sussman has long kept a behind-the-scenes profile, a recent ethics controversy in Maine has flung him into the center of a complicated dispute over state residency,...
  • Rum war between territories ferments on Hill

    11/18/2009 12:12:16 PM PST · by rrstar96 · 19 replies · 556+ views
    CaribbeanBusinessPR.com ^ | November 18, 2009 | CB Online Staff
    The bad blood continues to ferment between Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands over rum taxes, as the two territories vie for perks to lure the lucrative industry. In the latest round, the U.S. Virgin Islands is accusing Puerto Rico and its backers of spreading “misinformation” related to a recent move by liquor company Diageo to open a rum plant in the Virgin Islands. Diageo, which owns Captain Morgan, is ending a long-standing relationship with Puerto Rico’s Destilería Serrallés. In a Nov. 13 letter to House Ways and Means Chairman Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.), Gov. John deJongh of the Virgin...